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Adding disk space after extension in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Denis Pochtarenko
February 7, 2020

After disk space is added to a server in a panel, do the following to make it usable by Windows Server 2008 R2.

Open «Computer Management».
«Start Menu» — «Administrative Tools» — «Computer Management»:

Open Computer Management

Open «Disk Management».

In the left panel, select «Disk Management» in Storage folder. Press F5 to refresh the window and see the unallocated area. In the bottom right panel, you will see an Unallocated space (40 GB in the below example):

Select Disk Management in Storage folder

Click «Extend Volume».

Select a volume to be extended and right-click on it. In a menu that opens, select «Extend Volume»:

Select a volume to be extended

«Extend Volume Wizard» will open:

Extend Volume Wizard

Select the size of the unallocated space you want to allocate (in most cases, you should select all available space). Click «Next»:

Select the size of the unallocated space

Done. Verify that no unallocated space is shown in «Computer Manager»:

Verify that no unallocated space is shown in Computer Manager

and that Computer window displays the updated disk size:

Computer window displays the updated disk size

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